Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

The Perfect Body, as Illustrated by Olympic Athletes » Sociological Images

  The Perfect Body, as Illustrated by Olympic Athletes » Sociological Images. This amazing pictorial shared by Dr. Lisa Wade of Occidental College from the website Sociological Images is thought-provoking. … Continue reading

March 12, 2011 · 7 Comments

Black Swan: Not My Daughters! (and I’m No Tiger Mom)

Natalie Portman won the Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal in The Black Swan of a ballerina pursuing perfection to an unhealthy end. In this article by Dr. Michelle Borba, … Continue reading

February 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

Photoshopping: Altering Images and Our Minds | BEAUTY REDEFINED

Check out the article linked below by Beauty Redefined. Photoshopping: Altering Images and Our Minds | BEAUTY REDEFINED. It talks about how women are being photoshopped out of reality. This … Continue reading

February 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Combating the Thin Ideal

As reported on Pigtail Pals, this week is National Eating Disorder Awareness week. Melissa Wardy’s posts got me thinking about the Thin Ideal and Muscular Ideal and how we can … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Lindsay Lohan: Court appearances are not entertainment!

In court today, a judge told Lindsay Lohan, “Don’t push your luck.” In this article on Yahoo and the LA Times, it’s reported that Lohan, who now seems to be … Continue reading

February 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Pretty Girls and Emotionally Mute Boys: Disney Heros and Heroines

I’ve written a few posts lately about both Disney Princesses and the danger for children of gender stereotyping. One of the things that I find most disturbing about gender stereotyping … Continue reading

February 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Reality Bites Back

I’m reading the book Reality Bites Back right now. One of the things that the author, Jennifer Pozner finds most troubling about reality TV is the way that it represents … Continue reading

February 2, 2011 · Leave a comment
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